Scripps Ups Brian Joyce To KPAX VP-GM

The sales director of Scripps’ KMGH Denver is chosen to succeed the retiring Bob Hermes at the helm of the group’s CBS affiliate in Missoula, Mont.


Mika Crist New Sales Director At KPAX

She joins Cordillera’s Missoula CBS affiliate from KDVR Denver where she was local sales manager.

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KPAX Missoula Adds Giesler As News Dir.

The Cordillera Communications-owned CBS affil in Missoula, Mont., hires Jerry Giesler, formerly ND at WACH Columbia, S.C.


Senator Wants CBS Back On DirecTV By Sun.

U.S. Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.) is asking DirecTV and Cordillera Communications, the owner of Montana’s CBS affiliates to get the network back on satellite after a weeklong absence. Daines is weighing in two days before CBS broadcasts Sunday’s NFL playoff game between the Denver Broncos and Indianapolis Colts. DirecTV would like Cordillera’s permission to carry the game, and only the game, under the terms of its old contract as negotiations continue.

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KPAX Missoula Launches New HD News Set